Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader races coming up Saturday and Sunday.

NASCAR's Corey LaJoie to run 'Trump 2020' paint scheme at Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS -- NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie will run the No. 32 car with a “Trump 2020” paint scheme during Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Patriots of America, a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, is sponsoring Go Fas Racing’s No. 32 car for nine races through NASCAR’s 2020 season.

No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Black driver Bubba Wallace

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed.U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

NASCAR drivers, crews demonstrate extraordinary show of support for racer Bubba Wallace

LINCOLN, Ala. -- NASCAR and its drivers on Monday, June 22 displayed a massive show of support for the lone Black driver in the series, Bubba Wallace -- who races in the #43 car.Before Monday's attempt to get the Geico 500 race in after a rainout on Sunday, fellow drivers lined up and pushed his car to the front of pit road in a show of solidarity at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama.

FBI, DoJ investigating noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The FBI and Department of Justice are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace and the governor of Alabama condemned the act against NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver.Wallace two weeks ago successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its venues, though the sanctioning body has not outlined plans on how it will enforce the restriction.

NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage area at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- NASCAR released a statement Sunday evening confirming that a noose was found in the garage area of the #43 car at Talladega Superspeedway.The #43 car is driven by Bubba Wallace, the only African-American driver in the Cup Series.

NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag at races, tracks

CHARLOTTE -- NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties on Wednesday, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism that had been a familiar sight at stock car events for more than 70 years.The move comes amid social unrest around the globe following the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.

Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson's losing streak

CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski, in a contract year and trying to up his value in free agency, gave Roger Penske a victory on what should have been the most celebrated day in motorsports but was instead just a 6-plus hour NASCAR show.Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson's losing streak to 102 races by holding off the seven-time NASCAR champion in overtime early Monday to win the Coca-Cola 600, the longest race on the NASCAR schedule.It was the first win for Keselowski this season, his first Coca-Cola 600 victory and the first win at this event for Ford since 2002.